A loan helped to buy wood, soil, and various materials for making bricks.


Gladis Mercedes's story

Gladis Mercedes and her family live in Los Bajos de Montecristi, a place of humble people who work in the fields and make artisan crafts, and a place which has been very affected by COVID-19.

She is a very persistent woman who, in order to support her child, works making bricks (material used in construction of homes). Currently sales have improved, although they still are not as they were before, but she hopes that things will keep improving. This loan is to buy wood, soil, and various materials for making bricks. She hopes to keep counting on the help of the loans.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Julie Arenson.


This loan is special because:

It helps borrowers withstand negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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